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No body dislikes winter more than Rotarian John Dahl, but since he  joined wife Judy's Winter Wonderland Team to raise some money for the Rotary Foundation  he  now  gets out for a daily walk. There is still time to join a team or make up your own team. Let Foundation Chair Gord LeMaistre know glemaistre1@hotmail.com
January Celebrations
Rotary Anniversaries
Don Bruce 52 years
Paul Landry 37 years
Don Cameron 33 years
Patrick Brett 32 years
Tina Brookes 17 years
Rod Lamb 10 years
Mary-Lynne Curtis 3years
Birthday Greetings 

Rotarian Spouse Kim Carlson- Jan 16th

Rotarian Linda Nelson -Jan 20th

Rotarian Spouse Jean Anne Hallas -Jan 23th

Rotarian Margo-Lynn Bratland -Jan 24th:


Wedding Anniversary

Arne and Margo-Lynn Bratland -22 years

More laughs are guaranteed Feb. 4 thanks to the Rotary Club of Kenora’s Punchlines & Popcorn Zoom stand-up comedy night headlined by Kenny V and Cory Mack, with Cole Howg as your MC. 

Kenny V taught school for 35 years and has been a professional comedian for just about as long. He draws on his rural background to make you laugh with his grumpy outlook on life. Cory Mack is a comedian, writer and farmer’s daughter originally from Saskatchewan. She’s been entertaining audiences across the Prairies for 31 years. Howg is a mid-20s comic based out of Lethbridge where he hosts “So You Think You Can Comic” with his best friend.

Go to https://rotaryclubofkenora.ca/punchlinespopcorn to purchase your Zoom link/tickets today! Just $25 per screen. We also have Popping Cob Combo Packs for $15 plus tax to enjoy.

Lynn Carlson presents a $2500  cheque from the Rotary Club of Kenora to  the LWDH Foundation from the  Excess Funds 2020 Committee. Accepting the cheque is Andrea Bieman, Operations Assistant. Any year that there are excess funds in Rotary's account a committee is struck to divy up these funds within the community.The chair of the committee is generally the past president of the year that excess funds were accumulated.
January is Vocational Service Month on the Rotary calendar. Vocational Service is at the heart of Rotary, which was founded on the classification system of membership. Business and professional life are the bedrock of Rotary, and Vocational Service is a major force in promoting honour, integrity, and trustworthiness in business.
Gord LeMaistre, Chair of The Rotary Foundation committee presents Sandra Poole her first Paul Harris Fellow.
Sandra earned her PHF by making monthly contributions to the  The Rotary Foundation. Once $1,000 US  is reached, you  earn your Paul Harris Fellowship
Sandra quote" I am so proud to have received my Paul Harris Fellow" Congratulations Sandra.
As we sign off for this Christmas season, I want to wish everyone a happy, safe, and restful holiday filled with joy. Thank you for everything you do for Rotary and our community. 
I wish you and your family health, happiness, peace and prosperity this holiday season and in the coming New Year. 
May the magic of Christmas fill your heart all year long. 
We look forward to another prosperous year of making our community a better place to live. 
What a great time to be in Rotary, 
Happy Holidays, 
"Rotarian and Chair of the Canadian Ripple Effect Program Committee, Gord LeMaistre attended the Interact Meeting on Friday December 10 and was presented with a cheque for $165 for the Ripple Effect Scholarship Program to sponsor a Middle School student attending the Santo Domingo Xenacoj School in Guatemala.  (pictured is Thomas Poulin and Gord)
Also received were two donations for Rotary's Polio Plus Campaign from the Interact Club for a total of $490.08. A big thank you to the Interact club for helping us reach our fundraising goal!!
$250 for selling End Polio Now cookies and $240.08 for the club's Purple Pinkie Day Polio Fundraiser at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
The Interact meeting was well attended and the students have been busy fundraising and working on projects. A Little Library has been built and will be placed in the community soon.
Another Interact fundraiser is happening at Spirit Oak Tea to raise funds for the Ripple Effect Scholarship Program. Please drop in and purchase some tea to support this fundraiser. The tea is delicious!!"
President Sheelagh presents a Rotary cheque for $500 to Ken O'Neil and Kim Leduc in support of Women's Shelters in NWO at Q104's Toys and Toonies Drive

The Rotary Club of Kenora's Director of Youth Services, Darcia Curtis, is seen presenting a cheque for $2,000 to Yvonne Bearbull, Executive Director of the Kenora Fellowship Centre See more pictures under Health and Hunger Photos 2021
Trent Hamilton (right), Canada Safeway manager, recently presented $1,000 in gift cards to the Nutrition on Weekends (NOW) Kenora program co-chair Lloyd Mack. The gift cards were rewarded to Hamilton through a contest for all employees of Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty’s and Farm Boys called “Words to Live By”. There were 24 selected finalists and then all employees were able to vote on their favourites. Hamilton won the bronze medal and $1,000 in gift cards with the quote: "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” 
Hamilton said he was more than happy to donate the gift cards to the NOW program. “I see all the effort and hard work that you put in and appreciate the real life difference you are making in the lives of lots of youth in our community.”
 Tanis McIntosh is one of the Rotarians that is seen here volunteering at the  Canadian Tire store. If any one wishes to spend an hour or two manning a kettle please contact Sandra Pool   sandra_poole@can.salvationarmy.org
'Tis the season and we're excited to be able to have a Christmas gathering this year. The poster is attached in two formats for you, but I have included the details here as well.  
Date & Time:  Monday, December 13, 2021     6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location:  Debbie's Greenhouse & Garden Centre ..... amidst Debbie's Winter Wonderland
Book your tickets now and plan to enjoy an array of delicious appetizers from the Supper Fairy and your choice of wine or non-alcoholic punch while you explore Debbie's Winter Wonderland visiting with Rotarians and guests. As always Rotarians are welcome to bring guests to our Christmas gathering.
Debbie's staff will be on hand just in case you see that perfect Christmas gift you've ben looking for or maybe even something for yourself!
Tickets are $35 each (including gratuity and HST).
RSVP to sheelaghreid@gmail.com
Note:  Tickets must be booked and prepaid with e-transfer to Sheelagh by noon December 9th.
The local chapter of Special Olympics has been a valuable partner with the Rotary Club of Kenora for the Lucky Duck Race for about 5 years now..The racing of the ducks is held every summer by McLeod Park. The athletes are great partners to have on this project  as they know how to sell tickets. Since they became Rotary's partner we have sold out every year.Their share for the 2021 duck race was $7708
left to right-Vicki Hawkins, Kelly Duke, Linda Nelson, Susan LeMay & Gary Socholotuk
The Rotary Club of Kenora and Interact club members entered a float in the Saturday, Nov. 27 Kinsmen Santa Claus parade. The windy weather didn’t deter huge crowds from lining downtown streets to cheer the floats in the annual parade. The wind did pull down the movie screen on the Rotary ‘Winter Glamping’ float but there was no damage done. Thanks to Kenora for again providing the use of their facility for building the float and the flat deck and truck.
Incoming president Ron Malashewski presents president Sheelagh Reid with a cheque for $1000.00 towards construction of the Rotary Peace Park.Ron made the presentation at the Boathouse For Peace fundraiser dinner held on Nov 24th,2021
Century 21 Northern Choice Realty recently raised $4,000 for the Nutrition on Weekends (NOW) Kenora program facilitated by the Rotary Club of Kenora. The second annual family photos fundraiser with Lynsey Jordanna Photography was a sellout in support of the NOW program which aims to increase food availability and nutrition for those students identified as having insufficient access to healthy foods during weekends and school holidays when school nutrition programs are not available. At present, between 200 and 250 nutrition bags are delivered to local school children weekly. 
Photo, front - Century 21 sales representative Susan Lemay presents the cheque to Lloyd Mack, Rotary Health and Hunger/NOW committee co-chair. Back, l-r - Jeff Strachan, Dustin McLeod, Stacy Filips, broker of record Ian Fillips and Kristi Cavanagh.
President Sheelagh lays a wreath on behalf of the Rotary Club of Kenora at the Legion's Remembrance Day Service 

The Rotary Club of Kenora is proud to be hosting a second season of Zoom stand-up comedy nights, beginning Friday, Nov. 12 at 8 pm CT. There are three shows planned as a great way to get friends and family together from virtually ANYWHERE and have a laugh.

Punchlines & Popcorn will also include shows Jan. 14 and Feb. 4. This is a great way to gather in small groups and with the use of technology and your support have a ‘fun’draiser to support Rotary’s continuous efforts to help those in need. 

"Therefore, be it Resolved That I, Mayor Daniel Reynard, of the City of Kenora, do hereby proclaim October 24, 2021 as “World Polio Day” in the City of Kenora and encourage all citizens to join Council and Rotary International in the fight for a polio-free world.
In Person or Virtually
To Register for the Scavenger Hunt go to: Scavenger Hunt Registration Form
To Pay for the Scavenger Hunt and/or Donate to the Polio Fundraiser go to: Raise For Rotary (Polio) Kenora

“We are almost there!! We must continue the effort to fulfill a promise to all children for a polio free world”

Join in a virtual /in person Walk for Polio and virtual/in person scavenger hunt event at the harbourfront. 

Register your team name & members for the scavenger hunt at: Scavenger Hunt Registration Form  $25.00/person, under 11 free

and pay your registration and/or donate at: Raise for Rotary (Polio) Kenora

Rotarians met Oct 5th to clean up our 5 km stretch of adopted highway by the Longbow turnoff. Seemed like less garbage than normal was picked up this year. Later that evening was a pizza fellowship at Ristorante Pizzeria. Looking after the  enviroment is an avenue of service Thanks to Gary Williams for organizing the event.
Welcome to Our Club!

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
On Line Zoom Meetings
Kenora, ON
Meetings alternate between noon and evening. Please check the list on the right under Speakers for information.

Mailing Address:

Rotary Club of Kenora

P.O. Box 164


Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Past President
Recording Secretary
Rotary Foundation
Fundraising (Giving)
Fundraising (Giving)
Service Projects
Public Relations
Youth Services
Club Service
International Service
Community Service
Harassment Officer
Harassment Officer
Upcoming Events
Guest Speakers
Dream Vacation Draw
Jan 31, 2022 7:00 PM
Ristorante Pizzeria
Yvonne Bearbull
Feb 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Coldest Night of the Year
No Meeting
Feb 21, 2022
Enjoy the Family Day
Paul Harris Dinner
Feb 28, 2022 5:30 PM
Recognizing PHF Recipients
Rotary Club of Kenora Grant Recipients

This is a PARTIAL List of those who have benefited from donations from the Rotary Club of Kenora:

Kenora Rotary Splash Park

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